Overall 4.9 star rating out of 51 reviews
"Where do I even begin! Sam is an AMAZING agent. She was patient with and respectful of all the criteria we had for our new home. She took care of all the details, negotiated the deal beautifully and had our back throughout the entire process, which really made us feel valued as clients. She is smart, relatable and efficient. We had very little time to find our home and had to fly across the country to look at potential options. She went above and beyond to accommodate our aggressive timeline and didn't waste a second lining up showings. Because of Sam's professionalism and hard work, we are now enjoying a beautiful home in a safe, lovely neighborhood that we hope to be in for many years to come. If you choose Sam as your agent you will not be disappointed!"
"Samantha has a deep understanding of the local real estate market and knows how to price a house to attract buyers."
"Had a great experience. Samantha was very responsive and got to know our wants and needs and was sure to cover them the best she could. Our house is a hard house to sell but she got the job done much faster than we expected. Now we can move into a much better house that fits the needs of our family."
"Sam is by far, the best realtor I have ever used on both the sale and the purchase of my new home! I would highly recommend her to anyone."
"We couldn't be happier with the level of service, attention to detail, and professionalism that Samantha and Dina provided. They helped to make a stressful process a whole lot easier for our family! Thank you!"
"We couldn't be more satisfied. Samantha is a pleasure to work with, and always has your best interest in mind. Her dedication to the client and her efficiency is second to none. Samantha is the best agent to have on your team when buying a home. Her knowledge and experience takes the stress right out of it, you can always count on her to handle any situations that come up. My deal was complicated to say the least, but she was able to negotiate with the sellers and get me the property. I can't thank her enough."
"Sam is the best. She helped us find our wonderful builder and kept a good eyes on things as construction progressed. She also was always available to give advice or opinions on the myriad of choices we needed to make for this new construction home. All in all, a great experience!"
"Sam was incredibly helpful! As first time homebuyers, we were so glad to have someone with so much experience and insight on our team."
"Samantha is a dedicated and hard working professional who made the whole process of selling our home painless. She was always responsive, never failed to meet her commitments and persistent in her efforts which is the very reason she is able to deliver results."
"We absolutely would recommend Samantha to any seller or buyer who's looking for a realtor with professionalism and great experience! She treats her clients as family and makes you feel like you're her number one priority!!! Her knowledge of the market was extremely helpful when deciding on our list price...we went under contract a little over a month on the market!! She's honest and trustworthy and one of the hardest workers I know!! Samantha helped our dreams become a reality! Working with her made our house selling experience very enjoyable!"
"Samantha Kalamaras is an excellent realtor. We would reccommend her to anyone that wants to buy or sell property. She was very honest and did all that we asked. Our property sold in three days for the full asking price. We were very happy with her services."
"Did a great job generating traffi and of course that lead to s sale. Full of energy and great, fresh ideas on how best to present the property."
"Samantha and her team were prompt in their responses, highly communicative, knowledgable, and did exactly what they said they were going to do. We couldn't have asked for a better experience."
""Samantha's knowledge of the market, pro-active marketing, customer service and hustle CLEARLY set her apart from any other real estate agent I've used. She sets the standard for what real estate agents should do for their clients.""
"A+ very helpful thru the whole process. Thank-you very much"
"Samantha was fantastic from start to finish with the process!"
"Samantha was wonderful to work with in the sale of our home. We selected her as a broker because she sold other properties in our neighborhood very quickly! She is very professional and provides a great team of people to work with! She told us that our house would sell within a couple of months, however we were surprised when we had an accepted offer within 48 hours of listing it on the internet! The professional pictures of our home and her marketing brochures were lovely! Her advice on how to price our home and what to change or not change in our home was invaluable!"
"Very pleased, especially with the additional help needed outside the actual buying/closing process. Will also use her as the listing agent on selling my current home."
"Kalamaras group was very professional and created the best environment for my house to sell. They created high quality marketing that helped sell my house in a very tough market. Every step was very easy for us as the seller because Kalamaras group was there to answer any questions and provided information about each step."
"The property sold very quickly once placed on the market. We received within a couple percent of our asking price."
"Having worked with several realtors in the past, with confidence I can tell you that Samantha is the realtor you want. Every step of the way, she made the overall process easy and was extremely diligent to ensure all of the obligations of the deal were met once under contract. Her listing strategy was spot on, from the listing price, to targeting the right buyer, and ensuring the right exposure on major online real estate sites. In my case, it resulted in multiple offers in the first week of listing! Further, she ensured the right owner investments were made prior to listing the property to ensure least cost and maximum impact and return, which included a no-cost property staging assessment that proved to be invaluable. Overall, Samantha is a great business partner. She goes well beyond simply a personal investment of time within her deals. She was flexible in her approach to ensure that the appropriate deal was shaped, and she was a true advocate when it came to standing by her clientâ€™s best interests, especially when complications arose. She is willing to go way above and beyond the assumed responsibilities of an agent to ensure your satisfaction and make the deal happen. When you list with Samantha, you can breathe easy that you will have a partner in your court that will share in your interests and take your property as seriously as you do."
"Sam was awesome. Super attentive, very knowledgeable, and ultimately able to sell our house at a great price in tough market. We interviewed a lot of other brokers and Sam was definitely the right decision for us!"
"We switched over to Sam after a brief interaction with another broker. Sam quickly pivoted on marketing (price, pics, announcements) and within a short period of time we were under contract. I think anyone can be a realtor, but to be a good one and know what market drivers are, how to leverage those drivers, and ultimately facilitate a sale takes a lot of skill - all of which Sam has!"
"Sam is fantastic to work with. She made the selling process much less daunting than it could have been, and marketed the place phenomenally. highly recommend Sam!!"
"Samantha's team really work above and beyond for our needs. We really appreciate their team work. Especially, Dina has great personality and very helpful all the time even though last evening. We found them because her team had a great review by customers. Now, I know why customers lover them. It was great experience to find my beautiful home and closed smooth transaction. If someone needs any home to buy or sell, I highly re command this team(Samantha & Dina) Thank you guys!!!!"
"Samantha is friendly, accessible and knows the real estate market. She has good attention to detail and made us feel like she was on our team. Samantha went above and beyond with small favors for which we are very appreciative. We strongly recommend her services."
"We cannot say enough about Samantha. We were with another company first, and our house sat on the market for six months. We had already relocated to Ohio when Samantha took over, and in about three weeks we had an offer. She took care of everything from there. She watched the house, and we never felt worried with her there. We just could not be happier!"
"Sam did a fantastic job for us. Her persistence and willingness to go the extra mile really made a difference. Sam took the time to ask us questions to understand what we were looking for and used her extensive knowledge of the area to uncover the right house for our family."
"Samantha is an amazingly driven Realtor who goes the extra mile for her clients. Her professionalism and drive to do the best for her clients is unparalleled!"
"Samantha's professionalism, attention to detail and outstanding "listening" to her client skill set her above all other agents we interviewed. We felt she treated us as she would family and was tenacious in protecting our asking price and our financials at the closing.Bud & Nancy Barnes"
"Nothing but good to say about our experience with @properties, and specifically with Samantha Kalamaras and all of the people we worked with at her recommendation...top-notch team!"
"Samantha goes above and beyond searching, advising, and accommodating her clients needs. I would highly recommend her and have to perspective clients."
"Samantha and Dina were amazing in helping our family relocate from the East coast. They went out of their way to ensure that our family was able to make the move and find the right home. We couldn't have been happier with their dedication to making sure we were satisfied, even when we went back to the drawing board. Cool, calm, collected and professional realty team that I would recommend to anyone in the area!"
"Samantha is very knowledgeable and is excellent in negotiating for your benefit. High energy and is passionate about real estate."
"Samantha was always positive and upbeat. She did some preliminary research on properties that helped us narrow down our searches, especially when we were ready to start visiting properties. Closing took longer than expected due to some red tape that could have been addressed at the initial offer. Overall we are thrilled with our new house and grateful for the advocating between the seller and us."
"My husband and I were thrilled to work with Samantha Kalamaras who found us a home to move into and also sold our home we were leaving. We chose her because of her dedication and expertise in finding us the right home that fit our specific needs and her professionalism to get the deal done properly. She works tremendously hard for her clients and listens to what type of home they desire. Samantha found us a home in Hawthorn Woods Country Club which is a development she knows inside and out.Samantha earned a five star rating from us."
"Samantha is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough realtor!She sold our home quickly and took care of every detail in the process.I would highly recommend hiring Samantha as your realtor to buy or sell with."
"Samantha was enthusiastic from the initial meeting through out our process. In less than week, I received an offer & closing 35 days later. She knows her markets and her approaches are very effective and not complicated. I would highly recommend her to any future homeowner wishing to sell or buy."
"Samantha did a great job for us. She was very knowledgeable of the market area in general and the specific location in which we made our purchase. This really became clear in the process of providing the analysis of the comps over the past couple of years. She knew the story behind the numbers of each property. She was very conscientious in ensuring we were not overpaying, but also in making an offer that would ultimately be successful! Samantha went above and beyond the real estate transaction. She was able to recommend a variety of local services anyone new to the area would eventually need. All our questions were answered. She is prompt, responsive, on time, positive, and just a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Samantha!"
"Samantha was great to work with. Very responsive to all our questions and returned phone calls, emails, and or texts quickly. I would reccommend Samantha as a professional realtor to any one."
"Samantha is just great broker. She is always kind, quick responding and making a right decision."
"Samantha was a pleasure to deal with, and rely upon, throughout the sales process. She delivered on her promise of being our advocate, and her communication and responsiveness were outstanding.Samantha's involvement, knowledge and guidance throughout the difficult steps of the sale process made a very stressful time for my spouse and I easier to deal with. We are grateful for her as a broker and would recommend her services to any of our friends."
"Samantha was like working with a friend who genuinely cares about your family and wants what's best for you. She works hard, listens to your thoughts without judgement, but also gives her wisdom and advice to best guide you. I would highly recommend her for any real estate needs."
"From our initial meeting we were impressed with Samantha. She's very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, upbeat, honest and savvy. We always knew Samantha had our best interest in mind."
"Samantha gave me advice that allowed me to put my home on the market quickly to capture the Spring selling season. Her strategy worked perfectly, as the house was under contract in just a few days."
"Samantha was excellent. Very professional and accommodating. She was very quick with all of or requests and always very thoughtful and consistent with all of her follow up. I never felt pressured into anything. I would recommend Samantha to any friend without hesitation."
"Great service, fantastic advertisements/exposure, and a very knowledgeable staff. House was sold in just 4 days for more than we would have expected! We would not, and could not, have done it without them!"
"Samantha was wonderful. I could not have done this move without her help. She was always there to answer a question and be supportive during this emotional move. Thank you Samantha!"
"Vince and Samantha Kalamaras are a great team. They helped me and my family sell our relative's house in Illinois in record time. This is an even more remarkable feat since we live out of state. Samantha and Vince are knowledgeable, accommodating, and responsive. Our experience of working with them was extremely positive. Thanks! Mj, J, and Family"
"Samantha was absolutely fantastic. Always responsive in a timely manner. Always available. Provided a calm and unruffled reassurance throughout the entire process. Extremely knowledgeable about the intricacies of buying a house and selling one at the same time. She delivered as promised on every aspect of these transactions. Superb knowledge of, and use of, cutting edge marketing techniques. She exceeded expectations and hopes on every front."
"I would, without reservation, recommend Samantha to anyone wanting to sell or buy a home. She is knowledgeable, extremely competent and great to work with. Despite other things going on in her life, she makes herself available at all times. She provides a calming influence during an especially trying time and on top of all this, she is one of the nicest people one could ever hope to meet.Bonnie Henry"
"Samantha's individual approach together with exceptional marketing, sales and negotiating skills drive results that benefit her clients."
""We really struggled to find a place to lease in the school district we were targeting. After looking at all of the homes for rent in the area, we quickly discovered that nothing quite fit what we were looking for. When we met Samantha Kalamaras, she took the time to figure out what we needed and liked and really went the extra mile to find a solution. She not only convinced several home owners to consider leasing, but she convinced them to consider leasing to our large family of 7 including 3 kids and 2 dogs. As a result we ended up leasing a great home that we never would have found otherwise. We were very fortunate to have found Samantha and will use her for all of our real estate needs in the future.""
"I've had many transactions with Samantha and have always found her to be hard working, thorough and very responsive."
""Samantha Kalamaras was truly the ultimate partner in our 2010 real estate sale and purchase. She has access to great resources that separate her from the competition. Sam was professional, thoughtful and strategic with our real Estate transaction. We will be forever grateful for having the opportunity to work with such a professional and great person as Samantha Kalamaras""
"Having moved many times we have had our share of realtor relationships. The work Samantha did for us in finding a rental home was way beyond the normal scope of work for a realtor. She was able to find a great home for us in a small target area and come in on budget. The next time we need a realtor we will definitely contact Samantha. She is thoughtful and insightful and very much willing to work for her clients. Thanks again,"
"Sam works hard for her clients. And she doesn't stop working for you after the sale, she is always there to help out where she can. She is a true professional and the best realtor we have ever worked with."
""Samantha was very helpful and worked hard to help us find a new house. We found a great home that was perfect for our family! We are very thankful and would highly recommend her!""
"Samantha went above and beyond the call of duty. She was always available at a moment's notice and I could count on here following up with any inquiry or question in a instance. I would highly recommend her in the future and will use her when we go to resell this home."
"Samantha was always on top of her game despite these uncertain times in the market. We had several potential buyers before we sold our house in December [of all months]. And then she came through again finding me an amazing new home!She was my rock."
"Denise and I reminisce all the time about our journey into selling our home in Buffalo Grove to owning 137 Sylvan. We wouldn't have done it if it weren't for the both of you. We will always tell the stories of our ordeal and it will be passed down to our kids etc.....some day when our grand kids ask us, how did you come to live here, Sylvan Lake...we will tell them the story.... In the meanwhile, it all started with a tour of Forest Lake in which we saw a flyer of Samantha's listing. From that day on it was as if there was a force (The Secret) that kicked in. Being totally pleased with Samantha and her hard work while balancing a family and living with you, Vince....(reminds me of Denise and I), and getting the opportunity to work with you, Vince, as well was....just the best bonus ever. You guys are a FANTASTIC team and Denise and I feel super lucky to have stumbled upon the both of you. You guys are special and responded to every question and challenge. Vince, I will truly miss learning and working with you. Our door will always remain open to you and our hearts will always reamin eternally grateful for your efforts on our behalf. I look forward to staying in touch and watching your kids grow up.... Your Good Friends, Gary and Denise"
"Just wanted to say thanks for making this deal go smooth. You and Kimberly did a great job. My client is extremely happy. It's nice to work with professionals who know how to get the deal done without aggravation. Thanks again for everything - I hope I have the chance to work with you again."
"I really enjoyed working with Samantha. She understood what we were looking for, but did not limit our options. She gave us the opportunity to change our search criteria as we refined what it was we wanted in a property. Samantha is not at all pushy and realizes that the decision is ultimately up to her clients. She is enthusiastic and very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Samantha to anyone in the process of searching for a new home."
"Thanks so much, Samantha; I really appreciate you touching base with me! You've been a great partner, and we definitely recommend you to our transferees as someone who's a great resource!"
"We used Samantha as our realtor to buy our first home in Lake Forest and would highly recommend her. She is a great listener, very patient and most importantly we ended up with a house we love."
""I can't imagine any other real estate agent providing the level of service that Samantha did. I met her at our neighborhood meeting, where she was representing one of her sellers who couldn't attend. That told me right then and there that she was the right agent for me. Samantha is not pushy in any way, providing great market insight and guidance, but leaving the decisions to us. Her marketing plan was outstanding - the quality of her website listing and her printed marketing material is outstanding. Always available, and helpful throughout the process with getting things done to show the house in its best possible light, and other help that was not even her responsibility - that is Sam! Thank you, Sam!""